Born in Rome, Roberta Mameli graduated in singing and in violin at the Nicolini Conservatory in Piacenza, followed by master classes with Bernadette Manca di Nissa, Ugo Benelli, Konrad Richter, Claudio Desderi and Enzo Dara.
She is regularly invited to perform at the most important opera houses and venues: Konzerthaus and Theater an der Wien, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Regio in Turin, Victoria Hall in Geneva.
Roberta collaborates with conductors such as Jordi Savall, Daniele Callegari, Diego Fasolis, Fabio Biondi, Federico Maria Sardelli, Ottavio Dantone, Ton Koopmann, Leonardo García Alarcón, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Marco Armiliato, Francesco Corti, Enrico Onofri, the late Claudio Abbado, Alan Curtis, Christopher Hogwood and Jeffrey Tate.
Much in demand for Early Music repertoire, she works with several ensembles on period instruments such as Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Complesso Barocco, Capella Cracoviensis, Accademia Bizantina, Le Concert des Nations, La Venexiana, Modo Antiquo, Europa Galante, I Barocchisti, Cappella Mediterranea, Il Pomo d’Oro.
Roberta had great personal success singing the title role in Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea with Diego Fasolis and Akamus in 2018 at the Berlin Staatsoper.
She has appeared in numerous Baroque operas including Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Belinda), Vivaldi’s Catone in Utica (Cesare), Leonardo Vinci’s Didone abbandonata (title role) conducted by Carlo Ipata and Rameau’s Indes Galantes (Amour/Zaïre) in a Leonardo García Alarcón/Lydia Steier production at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Roberta was seen on stage in Handel’s Ariodante (Ginevra) and Agrippina (Poppea), both at the Drottningholm Festival. She embodied the role of Aci in Aci, Galatea e Polifemo for the Bucharest George Enescu Festival and London Wigmore Hall.
Among her Mozart roles are Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito) at the Florence Opera and in Pierre-Emmanuel’s staging of the opera in Rennes, Angers and Nantes. She was Aminta (Il Re Pastore) at La Fenice and Arminda in La Scala’s production of La Finta giardiniera led by Diego Fasolis for the Shanghai Grand Theatre.
Roberta is a regular guest of the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci where she performed several rare operas.
Her discography contains L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Naïve), Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria by Monteverdi; Artemisia by Cavalli (Glossa); Il Diamante by Zelenka (Nibiru); La Scola de’ gelosi by Salieri (Sony DHM) and the following works by Vivaldi: Teuzzone, Orlando furioso 1714 (Naïve), Il Farnace, L’Incoronazione di Dario (Dynamic). Moreover, she released several solo albums among which “Round M: Monteverdi meets Jazz” (Glossa) and “Anime Amanti” (Alpha) awarded with the prestigious Diapason d’Or 2017.
Recent and future projects include La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro in the Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy conceived by Marc Minkowski and Ivan Alexandre at Teatro Verdi di Salerno, and the roles of Giunone + Eternità in Cavalli’s Calisto in a Christopher Moulds/David Alden production at Bayerische Staatsoper. Roberta sings Bach’s Cantata BWV 51 under Ton Koopman at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and a recital with Il Pomo d’Oro in Venice.